Jacquelyn (Esenman) Onstott, passed away peacefully at the Onstott Ranch on December 17, 2022. She was born December 11, 1923, in Marysville and just celebrated her 99th Birthday. Her parents were Lillian (Becker) Esenman and Paul George Esenman, prominent Marysville residents.
Jackie attended Mary Covillaud Elementary School (originally known as Marysville Grammar School), graduated from Marysville High School and attended the University of Oregon, where she became a member of Delta Delta Delta Fraternity. Prior to attending the University of Oregon she was Worthy Advisor of Rainbow Girls.
After finishing her education, Jackie worked as an executive assistant with Missouri Pacific Railroad in Sacramento. Jackie married the love of her life, Hobart Onstott, Jr., briefly moving to San Jose.
Upon their return to Yuba City in 1959, she quickly turned her attention to rejuvenating the family home built by Hobie's uncle, Rennie Mahon, in 1922. The property is fondly known today as Onstott Ranch, where many memorable events have been held over the years. For Jackie and Hobie, the Onstott Ranch became a gathering place to create lifetime memories for generations to come.
Beyond the ranch, Jackie was very active in the community. She was a charter member of Gamma Chapter, Alpha Sigma, and a member of the Rideout Hospital Auxiliary, Mercy Hospital Guild, President of Barry School PTA, Twin Cities Riding Club and Peach Tree Country Club. She also served on the Sutter County Grand Jury.
Jackie was preceded in death by her husband, Hobart Gordon Onstott, Jr.
She is survived by her daughters, Christine Onstott Baer (Darel) of Yuba City, and Paula Helen Hunter (David) of Mountain View; grandchildren Courtney Baer Smith (Gregory) of Tiburon, Robert Gordon Baer (Robyn) of San Rafael, and David Ian Hunter of Mountain View; and great-grandchildren, Jacquelyn Lily Smith (her namesake), Andrew Onstott Smith, Natalie Lynn Baer and Annabel Lillian Baer.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, December 22, 2022, at 11:00 am St. John's Episcopal Church, 800 D Street, Marysville, CA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jacquelyn's name to Sutter Health (Hospice), 400 Plumas Boulevard, Suite 115, Yuba City, CA 95991, Family Soup, 1650 Sierra Avenue, #106 Yuba City, CA 95993, or St. John's Episcopal Church, 800 D Street, Marysville, CA 95901.
The family would like to thank those who have been a part of Jackie's care team. Anna, Michelle, Amy, Teresa, Wendy, Andrena, Adrienne, Alisha and Marci. We are grateful for your love and support.
Jackie will be remembered for her sparkling blue eyes, her kind and gracious demeanor and love of family.
Arrangements under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.